Pharmacy Clinical Manager in Fort Pierce, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 10/6/2018

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Job Description

The PharmacyClinical Manager is responsible for designing, implementing and managing thepharmacy clinical programs. This includes formulary management, policy andprocedure development and education across the healthcare spectrum. TheClinical Manager shall also assist in managing the pharmacy when the PharmacyDirector or designee is unavailable.
 Duties (included but not limited to):
  • Interpret ordersand transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacycomputer system
  • Accuratelycompound and dispense pharmaceuticals
  • Complies with facilitypolicy and procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Monitor drugtherapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-foodinteractions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose
  • Provide clinicalconsultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate,cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed
  • Sustain thehospital formulary, minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeuticinterchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection
  • Supportparticipation in daily multidisciplinary and bedside rounds. (may need toattend)
  • Identify, designand analyze drug utilization reviews to promote rational drug therapy anddetermines action plan based on results
  • Provide accurateand timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients
  • Develop, manageand mentor pharmacy clinical programs such as drug consults, nutrition support,pharmacokinetics, anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, IV to PO, renaldosing and other programs as determined appropriate based on patient populationand literature guidelines.
  • Develop, manageand mentor antimicrobial management program (AMP)
  • Document allclinical activities and interventions accurately and completely. Responsiblefor mentoring and education as well as ongoing analysis of interventions toinsure accurate and appropriate documentation and provides summary reports
  • Support andparticipate in the goals of the organization’s quality improvement, riskmanagement and patient safety program to include but not limited to NationalPatient Safety Goals, Core Measures and HCAHPS medication related initiatives
  • Responsible fordesign, analysis and reporting of adverse drug reactions, medication errors andpharmacy quality initiatives. Mentors others in their roles for these programs
  • Develop andactively participate in training and mentorship programs for pharmacists,pharmacy students, residents, technicians, nurses and physicians Responsiblefor assessment of participants in these programs
  • Developand document staff competency on an ongoing basis and develop improvement planswhen deficiencies in competencies are identified
  • Primarypreceptor for pharmacy students and/or residents as it relates to clinicalpharmacy services. Responsible for designing and managing program and mentoringstudent/resident as well as other preceptors
  • Maintainprofessional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of thefacility
  • Developand manage specialty pharmacy practice programs as related to clinical pharmacyservices
  • Providebasic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacycomputer systems
  • Effectivelyand proactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staffregarding drug therapy issue resolutions.
  • Trainand participate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned
  • Trainand participate with Code Teams as assigned. Obtain and maintain BLS-ACLS or PALScurrent certification as appropriate.
  • Maintainappropriate controlled substance records. Work with the Pharmacy Director toidentify and develop processes to meet or exceed all controlled substancediversion prevention and monitoring standards.
  • Complywith all regulatory standards. Work with the Pharmacy Director and OperationsManager to identify and develop processes to meet or exceed all regulatorystandards. Participate in quality and regulatory reviews and audits
  • Prioritizework and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policyand procedure. Identify areas for improved efficiency
  • Superviseand assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively
  • Workwith the director to establish pharmacy goals and objectives and responsiblefor implementation and monitoring
  • Participatewith various nursing and medical staff committees as necessary
  • Inconjunction with pharmacy director and operations manager, responsible forstaff performance evaluations
  • Actas manager in charge as assigned
  • Responsiblefor development and review of physician order sets and other evidenced basedmedication use guidelines
  • Responsiblefor routine publication of the pharmacy newsletter and/or other forms ofwritten and electronic communication
  • Responsiblefor drug class reviews and drug monographs
  • Responsiblefor managing and monitoring the drug formulary
  • Responsiblefor the development, implementation, and monitoring of pharmacy clinicalinitiatives and share pharmacy operation responsibility with Pharmacy OperationManager
  • Responsiblefor the development and review of pharmacy policies and procedures
  • Providesoversight of staff scheduling
  • Participatein the design and update of pharmacy computer system programs relating topharmacy, nursing and physician programs
  • Participatein the maintenance of pharmacy dictionaries including adding new drugs to thedrug dictionary and Gold Standard formulary Charge Master maintenance
  • Performother duties as assigned
  • Practiceand adhere to the “ Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and ValueStatement” 

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Organization – proactively prioritizes needsand effectively manages resources
  • Communication – communicates clearly andconcisely
  • Judgment – Makes decisions based upon jobknowledge and experience. Considers all impacted areas in decision process.Seeks advice where applicable. Judgment sensible and reliable.
  • Customer Orientation –establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust andrespect by consistently meeting or exceeding expectations
  • Interpersonal Skills – ableto work effectively with other employees, patients and external parties
  • PC Skills – demonstratesproficiency in Microsoft Office, Meditech, and purchasing vendor applicationsand others as required
  • Policies and Procedures –articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, proceduresand systems
  • Basic Skills – able toperform mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuateproperly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately
  • B.S. or Pharm D. from an ACPE-accreditedSchool of Pharmacy, a Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE-accredited college ofpharmacy is preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year as aPharmacy Clinical/Operations Specialist or one of the following:
  • At least 5 years of hospitalpharmacy experience required; preferably within area of focus
  • Completion of hospital PGY2/pharmacy specialty residency or fellowship
  • Specialty BCPS certification
  • Other certification (e.g.FCCP, FASHP)
  • Hospital Pharmacy Managementexperience is preferred
  • ACLS certification ispreferred
  • Active Pharmacist license ingood standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy
  • Active Pharmacy Consultantlicense, or equivalent as per State requirements for a PharmacyDirector/Pharmacist in Charge, if facility pharmacy does not have a PharmacyOperations Manager position available.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching.Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate akeyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment.Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicatereports. May be exposed to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents. Work isperformed in an office or the pharmacy environment. Work may be stressful attimes. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people. Staff mustremain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/alldisaster or emergency situations.
OSHA CATEGORY – The normal workroutine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although situationscan be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounterpotential exposure to body fluids). Persons who perform these duties are notcalled upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency careor first aid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.


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